U12 girls team reaches final in Sandpoint
|Pend Oreille Cup 2013|
|Sept. 7-8 * Sandpoint, Idaho|
The girls U12-Blue team ventured north to Sandpoint Sept. 7-8 to play in the Pend Oreille Cup. It was their first experience playing on full-sized soccer fields in an 11v11 format.
The team won their bracket with 2-1, 2-1 and 2-0 victories over Spokane Shadow, Spokane Foxes, and FC Spokane, respectively. The championship game against the hosting Sandpoint Strikers resulted in a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation, despite more than 20 shots taken by Rush. PKs settled the matter in favor of Sandpoint.
Rush played at a consistently intense level throughout the weekend with all players contributing to team success. Goal scorers were Reese Jones (2), Payton Baracart, Sarah Hammond, Aidan Borders, and Micki Leibow. Elizabeth Bearden and Eloise White yielded only two goals in four games.